Gartner Research

The Future of the PSTN

Published: 16 April 2010

ID: G00175099

Analyst(s): Deborah Kish


Communications service providers with legacy voice switching equipment are in need of a sound business case to assist them in decommissioning these systems. Vendor support will slowly decrease, as the cost to innovate around time division multiplexing is heavy.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Initiatives by Vendors and CSPs
    • BT
    • France Telecom
    • Telefonica
    • Verizon
  • Regulatory and Environmental Issues
  • Conclusion

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